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Early pregnancy symptoms

Higher than normal body temperature


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It's a wise woman who tracks her body temperature while she's trying for a baby.

A spike in temperature usually means you've ovulated. After ovulation you're body's basal temperature peaks and then starts to drop off again before your period starts.

And though we're used to feeling warmer when our periods start, when you're pregnant your basal body temperature stays raised after your period is due.

Of course you could just be coming down with something or if you've had a few fine wines, that can also raise your basal temperature.

Pregnancy tests are the only way to be absolutely sure.

Full list of early pregnancy symptoms

Missed period Feeling pregnant Sore breasts General fatigue Dizziness or fainting
Bloating and weight gain Food cravings or aversions Frequent urination
Enhanced sense of smell
Heartburn and constipation Mood swings and irritability
Higher than normal body temperature Discharge Spotting, light bleeding (Implantation bleeding) Lower back pain


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